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Carlsberg UK
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: Bitter
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nitrokeg only.
Brewed by Belhaven for Carlsberg-Tetley. Distributed only in Scotland and North East England.
Dark ruby in colour, a smooth and satisfying ale with a hint of caramel and a tight white head.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (719) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2010
pint at the Bobbin Mill, Linwood. dak brown and cool. not too bad for what it is.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Keg, White Hart, Port Ellen. Tawny colour. Nitro head. Light caramel aroma hinting at some richer sugars. Very light, watery stuff. Goes down quick, but not sign of those sugars.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Keg @ White Hart, Port Ellen. Red with a tight nitro head. Has a nice toasty aroma and some wortiness as well. Nitro is killing the body. There is nothing wrong with the beer, which is pleasantly malty. Is smooth but unfortunately the nitro kills any complexity that might exist.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
At the Ring of Bellís in Perth, Scotland. This was a dark amber beer, with big creamy off-white head. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Good caramel malt flavor and a nice bitter finish. Not complicated but a good session ale. Why do so many people think a beer has to have a nigh alcohol content to be good?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rdbret (2) - , Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008 does not count
06.09.08 The Moorings Hotel, Benavie, Scotland, Draught. A caramel colored beer, with a very dense and creamy head. It is a very smooth bitter with notes of caramel, almond and slight fruit. It has a nice maltiness about it and it definitely is a gassy ale. Visiting from the United States, I absolutely loved this ale when I tried it and went out of my way to track it down. Very nice and uncomplicated. My personal favorite.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland. On tap. 250708. Amber with nice head. Aroma and flavor weak of caramel sweetness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Weak and watery beer, especially with food. Only 3.6% alcohol. All caramel malt flavor, no traces of hops. Lightly carbonated. Nearly no aroma. Sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10121) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
14.08.05 The Crown Hotel, Thornhill, Scotland, draught. Itís a dark amber beer, with a delicious and creamy head. Itís uncomplicated and smooth with notes of caramel, and the bitterness is moderate.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jameskerr (2) - Alloa, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2007 does not count
This beer has a ceamy white head. It has a malty smell. The taste is malty with a slight hoopy after taste.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2006
Good old nitro bitters, hey! Tried this at the quaint Inverness Airport before flying back to London. Tawny, chestnut in body with a typical nitro-charged layer of beige cream that managed no legs, no lace. Seemingly still it had no aroma at all. Peaty, woody malts dominate the palate with a touch of fresh sea air that seems common-place amongst beers in set for sale in this region of Scotland. Pine-wood and oak finish with a gentle gas astringency; subtle, clean and thin but ever so smooth. As it warms a little caramel and almond builds, but straight from draught itís almost frozen so the wait could kill the average beer drinker. This is very sessionable, itís just not that interesting. Easy drinker.


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